NBCC prayer for repentance, healing & forgiveness conducted

Leaders from various Naga churches unite in prayer during the day of prayer and fasting held at UBC today at Kohima. (Morung Photo)

Kohima | March 12 : With the aim to build ‘stronger relationship with God’, repenting and thanksgiving, a special prayer session for legislators, top officials of the state and security, leaders of civil societies, editors was held this morning at Union Baptist Church. Legislators including Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and opposition leader Tokheho Yeptho were present at the Nagaland Day of Prayer, organized for the second consecutive year by Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC).
A banner there in the service read a passage from 2 Chronicles 7:14:“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and will heal their land”. Reverends, pastors and church leaders from different churches were assigned to voice out through prayers for different people and organizations.
The congregation shared a moment remembering in prayer the Naga reconciliation and peace process, and the countries affected by the Tsunami and earthquake that occurred a few hours back. The church leaders also pronounced prayers for the President and Prime Minister of India, governor of different states, members of Parliament, politicians, government officials, media persons and institutions and village administrations.
Referring to the gigantic Tsunami and earthquake that shook Japan yesterday, Rev. Kari Longchar said Japan may be one of the countries that natural catastrophe has destroyed. However, he said, Nagaland is being destroyed by sin. “Naga people are perishing in our own sin” said Rev. Longchar adding Nagas selfishness, sins and evil motives will destroy ‘us’. He asserted it is time for every citizen to realize ones responsibility and said ‘changes’ is possible ‘through the church.’
Rev. P.Dozo was confident, anticipating changes with every responsible coming together and sharing a moment, praying for the people and for the country. Rev. L.K Tsanglao carried the message to turn off evils, wicked mindedness, hatred, corruption stating Nagas will see a new Nagaland which is for God’s glory. Dr.  Adela Mero said God’s presence is with everyone and does not need to shout and pray, “God is always with us, he hears us”, said Rev. Mero. Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio and Opposition leader, Tokheho Yeptho also delivered short speeches.
The leaders of the function included Rev.Dr. L. Anjo Keikung, Rev.Keviyiekielie Linyü, Dr.Mrs Adela Mero, Rev. Paphino, Rev. Tonlong Konyak, Rev.Kari Longchar, Rev.Dr.P.Dozo, Rev.Ms Toshinaro, Rev.L.K Tsanglao, Rev. Dr. Thupuo Nyekha, Mr.Achu Chang, Rev. Luoliehou Yimsung, Rev. Dr. Khehovi Shohe, Mr. Y. Nuklu Phom, Rev. Dr. Wati Aier.